The Eagles nominated for American Music Awards
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
– The Eagles were the top country act to receive American Music Awards nominations with four, although none were in country categories. Others nominated included Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood.
The Eagles were nominated for artist of the year along with Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys and Coldplay. The Eagles also were nominated in the pop/rock music favorite band category along with Coldplay and Daughtry and favorite album with "Long Road Out of Eden." Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends" and Key's "As I Am" also were nominated. The Eagles also were nominated along with Daughtry and Jordin Sparks in the favorite artist for adult contemporary music category.
In country categories, Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley were nominated for favorite male artist. Underwood, Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire were nominated in the female category.
Favorite band, duo or group will come from among Brooks & Dun, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland.
Favorite album nominees were "The Ultimate Hits" by Brooks, "Still Feels Good" by Rascal Flatts and "Carnival Ride" by Underwood.
Winners will be determined by online voting at
amavote.com with votes collected from Oct. 14 to Nov. 7. Awards will be handed out Nov. 23 in Los Angeles.
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